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Governor Seyi Makinde sacks 17 commissioners, Chief of Staff



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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has dissolved his cabinet, firing his Chief of Staff and alongside 177 commissioners, just two years after they were appointed.


A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Makinde announced the dissolution of the Executive Council after a meeting of the body on Tuesday, which lasted about five hours.

The termination of the appointments of the state executive council who were appointed in 2019 takes effect from July 29. The Cabinet was constituted on August 14, 2019.

The remaining cabinet members who were not sacked were the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Head of Service (HOS) and the Director General of Due Process office.


Governor Makinde told the sacked cabinet members it was time to retool after two years. He thanked the commissioners and the chief of staff for their contributions and wished them well in the future.

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